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  • Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations.
  • Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet.
  • Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m.
  • Corps proposes operations changes on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking comment
  • Corps to close "Boat-In" docks at Franklin Campground for repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will close docks at the W.P Franklin Campground near Fort Myers effective immediately due to structural concerns.
  • Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on lock
  • Corps announces operations changes at Moore Haven Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced changes in operations at the Moore Haven Lock that will take effect next week.
  • Corps reopens campgrounds, day use parks along Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has reopened all of the campgrounds and day-use parks along the Okeechobee Waterway, after the government shutdown forced them to close down temporarily on Oct. 9.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. Locations in Florida include W.P. Franklin, Ortona and St. Lucie recreation areas.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts public meetings on revised setback guidance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a series of four public meetings to explain revised setback guidance to be used in the review of structures proposed for placement along certain federal channels.